Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We Bought a Farm: It is Official!

We drove the four hours from our current home to the farm we are buying to do a walk-thru with all the kids and Grampa and Grama. JB was also going to do two interviews at the ER department of two hospitals about 30 minutes from the farm. We had no idea this was going to happen, but everything came together at the right moment and we were able to close on the farm! How exciting!

We won't be officially moving there for a number of months. But today, we take a deep breath and celebrate the dream JB has had for over fifteen years finally coming true.

It was the year before we were married that he wandered into a public library, picked up a book, and was forever changed by the concept of Permaculture. Everything we have done since has been with the hopes that we could one day do what we just did!

In the coming days, I will be answering more questions about the land and what we plan to do on that land!

Here are some pictures of our new home.

This is the main home (the brown one) that we will live in -- a 3/2.5 house. It looks very large, but it really is not nearly as large as it looks from the outside. The yellow structure is a huge garage with apartment over the garage. 

An old barn.

Another view of the house.

The entire 100 acres is fenced as the current owner actually has coyotes there and does hunts.

A view of our land (you can barely make out the biggest pond on the land on the left.)

The land actually has at least 3 ponds right now.

A bunkhouse that we are not sure what we will do with. :)

Another view of the bunkhouse.


The house.

The garage.

A pond.

Eventually, we think that Dad and Mom will live in this home. But while it is under construction, they will occupy the apartment over the garage. This is an old 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom farmhouse from the 1950's. Even cooler is that the big dog "Red" in the front of the picture is probably going to stay with the house and become Dad and Mom's dog!

A view from the road.

Entrance to our home.

Living room.

So beautiful!

And here I am with the four kiddos. JB, myself, and the kiddos took a walk in the woods. We prayed over the land and just spent time -- the six of us -- thanking the Lord for leading us to this place. We know HE has great plans for us and that this land will help us fulfill that plan. 


Emily said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am so jealous :)

Kelly Robinson-Rust said...

So awesome, Wendy and John!! CONGRATULATIONS!! It is beautiful.....good luck and best wishes!!

Renae frey said...

Beautiful! I am so happy for you. God is so good!

Momma, PhD said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

It is absolutely gorgeous and I am so happy for all of you!

Marlene said...

Look at y'all! Your dreams are all coming together! A big old farm for a big ol' family! So happy for you guys. And Scrubs will love to wander on all that land!

Anonymous said...

Sweet! That is so very exciting... you have a beautiful home and a beautiful farm! Have fun and congrats!


Jane said...

Congratulations!! The land is gorgeous, and the house looks beautiful inside and out. The kids (and you) are so very lucky to have that space to explore and have adventures in. They will learn to respect and use it well ...

pricefamilyx6 said...

Wendi, it is so beautiful!! I love the fact that you prayed over the land as you walked along. Such an exciting journey!

swisherhouse said...

It is awesome! You guys are going to love it!

TAV said...

Wow- beautiful!! Can't wait to come visit you again and see your farm someday! Must be great to feel "settled" and "rooted"!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I don't even know you but am so happy for you! It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Krystal from TX

Greg Chapman said...

Your new home looks amazing! What a beautiful property and all that land! I am excited to see what you do with it so I do hope you update us all. We all aspire to making our dreams come true so I love reading about people who make it happen for them. Thank you for sharing this.